[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#668889: Bug#668889: fonts-cmu: Please provide OpenType font instead of TrueType

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Apr 15 15:21:31 UTC 2012

On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 01:18:24PM +0200, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> Package: fonts-cmu
> Version: 0.7.0-2
> Severity: normal
> As upstream also provides a cm-unicode-0.7.0-otf.tar.xz package, please use
> that for the Debian package instead of the ttf one, as OpenType has somewhat
> superior features compared to TrueType.

Superior in what sense? There is no inherent superiority in either
format (the terminology is misleading, though), so unless upstream is
deliberately adding features to the OTF files that are not in the TTF
ones, there shouldn't be any noticeable difference, looking at upstream
web page I see nothing that would suggest that, and given that the fonts
are autotraced from bitmaps I doubt the choice of splines type makes
much difference.


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